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Definitions of blink

  1. gleam or glow intermittently; " The lights were flashing"
  2. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
  3. briefly shut the eyes; " The TV announcer never seems to blink"
  4. force to go away by blinking; " blink away tears"
  5. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye.
  6. To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes.
  7. To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp.
  8. To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.
  9. To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question.
  10. To trick; to deceive.
  11. A glimpse or glance.
  12. Gleam; glimmer; sparkle.
  13. The dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink.
  14. Boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them.
  15. To see indistinctly, as with half- closed eyes; to wink with, or as with, the eye; to get a glimpse; to glimmer.
  16. To evade or shut one's eyes to; to shirk; to ignore; as, he blinks a question.
  17. A glimpse; a gleam; a glimmer.
  18. To glance, twinkle, or wink: to see obscurely, or with the eyes half closed.
  19. To shut out of sight: to avoid or evade.
  20. A glimpse, glance, or wink.
  21. To shut out of sight; evade.
  22. To wink; peer between the eyelids; to gleam.
  23. To peer at; evade seeing; pass by; wink; get a hasty glimpse.
  24. To twinkle; glimmer.
  25. A glance or glimpse.
  26. A shimmer or glimmer.
  27. A glimpse; a glimmer; a glance. Blink ice, reflection from snow or ice- fields over the horizon.
  28. To shut out of sight; to avoid or purposely evade.
  29. A wink; a glance; a look; a moment.
  30. To wink; to twinkle with the eye; to see dimly or obscurely; to evade.

Usage examples for blink

  1. Those shoes might peep out at any moment from under the 'diamants'- with a blink of familiarity which would be, to say the least of it, embarrassing. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. He watched her covertly from under his brows, saw the startled look in her eyes as they caught the artificial light, their curious bewildered blink as the warm glow fell on her face. – The Stronger Influence by F.E. Mills Young
  3. Before you could blink an eye, he's over there in front of Mort's store- just like that. – Anderson Crow, Detective by George Barr McCutcheon
  4. He could only blink at her. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  5. It felt very good to lie down between the cool sheets again, and very soon Teddy's eyelids began to blink heavily, and he was already drifting off into that blissful feeling that comes just as one is going to sleep, when he became dimly conscious of a faint sound of music. – The Counterpane Fairy by Katharine Pyle
  6. He stopped, panting, and, in spite of his news, paused to blink at the flash of jewels. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  7. Dodeth's eyelids slid upwards in a fast blink of surprise. – The Asses of Balaam by Gordon Randall Garrett
  8. Had it been necessary, Langdon would have told me the lie flat and direct, would have told it without a tremor of the voice or a blink of the eye, would have lied to me as I have heard him, and almost all the big fellows, lie under oath before courts and legislative committees; yet, so long as it was possible, he would thus lie to me with lies that were not lies. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  9. I might have believed this extraordinary statement had I not guessed that my narrator gleaned his idea from the Voyages and Explorations of Samuel de Champlain, for these imperturbable northmen never so much as blink an eye when adding the inevitable pinch of spice to a story. – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  10. Then, of a sudden, it had to blink its eyes; for a glorious light had spread over the world, catching every leaf and twig and blade of grass in tears, and putting a smile into every tear. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  11. Somber forest crept down to the skirts of it, and across the glistening water black hills ran up into the evening sky, with the blink of towering snow to the north of them. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  12. Windows with their eyebrows high; windows like a frown, Thinking it all over, so, with the curtains down; Tall ones that are somehow sad, narrow ones that blink,- All the Windows you can see make you think, and think. – The Book of the Little Past by Josephine Preston Peabody
  13. Selingman continued to blink. – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. Mr. Blink, I don't wish in any way to embarrass you, but can this affect your case? – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  15. And Ben continued to blink every now and then up at the ceiling, varied by hurrying out to gaze at the, roof, when he would rub his eyes. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  16. It was a drive of four miles, but the bantams never woke till the glare of a lantern made them open their eyes and blink. – The Sun's Babies by Edith Howes
  17. There was a blink of the black eyes, and Barty recognised that he had not been unobserved. – Mount Music by E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross
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